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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal to delete unused modules
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:43:22 GMT
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:22 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2014 5:39 PM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > On 03/13/2014 01:46 AM, Andre Fischer wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I would like to propose to delete two unused modules: main/splitbuild
>> >> and main/writerperfect
>> >>
>> >> - splitbuild looks like a collection of files that drive (drove) some
>> >> sort of build script to build selected parts of OpenOffice.
>> >> It may or may not be related to what is described in [1]. splitbuild
>> >> depends on postprocess but nothing depends on splitbuild, therefore it
>> >> is not used in any of our builds.
>> >>
>> >> - writerperfect is a second module that is not used anymore.  The only
>> >> module that depends on writerperfect is splitbuild.
>> >>    = There are some references in sysui to the wpf file format
>> >> (application/vnd.writerperfect).
>> >>    = There is a configure switch --with-system-libwpd.  It would
> trigger
>> >> the building of library libwpft, which is referenced in postprocess and
>> >> scp2, but without a dependency on module writerperfect this library is
>> >> never built and using --with-system-libwpd could only lead to an error.
>> >
>> >
>> > This has to do with the processing of Word Perfect files, right?
>> > If we remove this module would this capability no longer exist?
>> >
>>
>> The support for WordPerfect files was already removed in 3.4.0, for
>> security reasons as well as license issues.  What we're talking about
>> here is some related code that is not currently being used.
>>
>> -Rob
>
> OK. An awareness issue on my part, although I don't see anything in the
> release notes for either 3.4.0 or 3.4.1 about this. There is info on the
> forums about the removal for licensing issues, however.
>

The security issue related to WPD files was here:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-2149.html

-Rob


> So, it makes sense to remove this code.
>
>>
>>
>> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Does anybody know of any reason not to delete the two modules?
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >> Andre
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> [1]
> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Build_Environment_Effort/Split_Build
>> >>
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